Scarborough College will be welcoming a new Headmaster next September, upon the retirement of Isobel Nixon. The announcement was made on Saturday 15 November at the College’s annual Prize Giving, held at the Queen Street Methodist Central Hall.
The new Head will be Mr Charles Ellison who is currently the Deputy Head at King’s School in Madrid. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and is a graduate of Warwick University. He has previously worked in the UK at Princethorpe College and Pangbourne College. He is married to Kate and has one daughter, Elsie Mae.
The Chair of Governors, Dr John Renshaw said “We are very pleased with the appointment. Mr Ellison has exactly the right background in day and boarding schools as well as the international experience which will be so valuable, given our success in the International Baccalaureate. We are looking forward to working with him.”
At the Prize Giving, Dr Renshaw read out a message to parents from Mr Ellison:
I am simply delighted to be joining Scarborough College at such an exciting time in its history. The school is clearly in excellent shape and is ambitious and aspirational for its future. The overwhelmingly positive and welcoming atmosphere I experienced on my visit whilst meeting the staff, pupils and governors made an immediately warm and friendly impression. I have always been committed to the concept of a holistic, values-based and individualised education which allows all pupils, whatever their innate talents, to flourish and recognise that Scarborough College is highly successful in providing a very rich experience for every pupil. Furthermore, I cannot think of a more beautiful and inspiring location for that experience than back here in my native home of Yorkshire.
We are all very much looking forward to Mr Ellison joining us in September 2015.